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Sponsored: It’s no Graceland, but Paul Simon’s mansion is for sale

In addition to 32 acres of meadows and vistas, the estate holds a guest cottage/studio where the prolific singer-songwriter recorded his last four albums.
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‘Long Shot’ Director Jonathan Levine on the Soundtracks to His Movies and Life [Interview]

“Music inspires you to keep making images,” director Jonathan Levine says. The director of The Wackness, 50/50, and the new Seth Rogen–Charlize Theron rom-com, Long Shot, constantly finds himself inspired by music. Whether he’s writing or thinking of the mood for a movie, music is on his mind. His love for music was evident from the start of his career with The Wackness, but his movies that followed have been packed with songs that fit just right. With Long Shot, he was mostly inspired by music...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Interviews, Jay Z, Paul Simon, Nas, Kanye West, Billy Joel, Moscow, Starz, Spike Lee, Prince, Jay, Duran Duran


Paul Simon lists Connecticut estate for $13.9M

In efforts to downsize, iconic musician Paul Simon is looking for someone to buy his Connecticut estate for $13.9 million.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Paul Simon, Collection, Radio, Connecticut, Agent, Anne Krieger, Leslie Razook, William Pitt sotheby's international realty


Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival will take place Aug. 9-11 at San Francisco’s […]
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Watch Paul Simon Play A Fun-As-Hell Graceland Classic With Stephen Colbert On Washboard

Paul Simon could give a few other legacy acts lessons on how to perform on TV without coming across as being desperately thirsty for attention. Simon ended his touring career last year, when he played the final date on his farewell tour. But Simon isn't done with playing live. He'll More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Paul Simon, Simon, Jon Batiste And Stay Human


Seth Fried's Playlist for His Novel "The Municipalists"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Seth Fried's debut novel The Municipalists is a literary thriller both comic and wonderfully weird. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Fried’s debut explores issues likely to aff...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, David, Brooklyn, United States, Metropolis, Giants, Wall Street Journal, Thompson, Henry, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Owen, Devo, Dan Deacon, Fiona


Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance April 13, 6 PM North Charleston

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin March 28, 2019 —Charleston SC —The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2019 spring performance entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dungee. The undis...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Religion, Paul Simon, Jesus, Jason, Charleston, North Charleston, Franklin, Charleston SC, Ghana West Africa, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir, Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir Spring, Charleston Gospel Choir Now, Paris London Rome Prague


Outside Lands 2019 Lineup

Outside Lands has announced its full 2019 lineup. We already knew the San Francisco fest would be welcoming Paul Simon for a special post-retirement performance this year. Now we know his co-headliners will be Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots. More »
Tags: Music, News, Paul Simon, San Francisco, Outside Lands


Childish Gambino, Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots to Headline Outside Lands 2019

Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots will join the already-announced Paul Simon as headlining acts at the 2019 Outside Lands Festival, taking place at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on August 9 to 11. Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill made the announcement on Monday, releasing the festival’s lineup as keyart of a different […]
Tags: News, Paul Simon, San Francisco, Outside Lands, Golden Gate Park, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Starr Hill


Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening” At London Morning Concert

Vampire Weekend are currently warming up for their summer tour, playing some intimate shows around England. A few days ago, they played their new Father Of The Bride single "Big Blue" live for the first time. Yesterday, the band debuted a new cover of Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony cut … More »
Tags: Music, England, London, News, Paul Simon, Vampire Weekend


Outside Lands Announces Paul Simon Headline Set

Last year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up. But the farewell tour wasn't a real farewell. When he launched the tour, Simon was clear that he wasn't retiring from performing. He said that he wouldn't tour … More »
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Polly Rosenwaike's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Look How Happy I'm Making You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Polly Rosenwaike's collection Look How Happy I'm Making You is filled with nuanced and poignant stories of motherhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The 12 stories in Rosenwaike’s ...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, David, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Tacoma, Mitchell, Maya, Ontario, Cbc, Judy, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly


Salvatore Scibona's Playlist for His Novel "The Volunteer"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Salvatore Scibona's brilliant novel The Volunteer is both moving and epic. Booklist wrote of the book: "Scibona’s lyrical yet muscular prose anchors this majestic work as he probe...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, David, Iowa, Cambodia, Jesus, Vietnam, Marilynne Robinson, Saigon, Simon, Claude Debussy, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Joseph, Schumann, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Why Gordon Lightfoot is still touring at 80, and what he admires about Bob Dylan

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot celebrated his 80th birthday on stage in his Canadian hometown of Orillia, Ontario, playing his 80th show of 2018 as part of a seven-night run of shows he says he’d agreed to do months in advance. There was just one caveat. “A long time ago they asked me if I would do it,” Lightfoot says. “I said, ‘Well if I’m still walking around, I will be there.’ And of course, I was.” In a call from his home in Toronto, the folk-rock icon jokes more than once about shufflin...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Toronto, Paul Simon, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Nebraska, Kim, Stagecoach, Slipknot, Southern California, Concerts, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jennings, John Prine


"Happy Furry Monsters" and other Sesame Street parody mashup songs

Sesame Street is turning 50 years in November. As part of the yearlong celebration, they've posted this fun compilation of well-known musicians parodying their own songs over the years. (I'm actually ok with not being able toget REM's "Happy Furry Monsters" out of my head because it's adorable.) A YouTube commenter listed all the musical artists with their Sesame Street-ed song: * 1973 - Stevie Wonder | Superstition (0:00) * 1978 - Paul Simon | Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (5:09) * 197...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Parody, Sesame Street, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Songs, Feist, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett


I Am Casting Explores Charmers, Pied Pipers, and Other Liars With 'Carnival Barkers' (album stream + interview)

None Carnival Barkers is the new release from I Am Casting, the project of songwriter Cole Guerra. The record arrives 22 February and may be pre-ordered now.Having previously released an album entitled Scars & Knives, the Michigan native has spent his recent years working as a clinical psychologist, Guerra was inspired to return to the studio thanks to his friend Ian Schreier (Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, 9th Wonder)."I had gone cold turkey with music for a number of year," Guerra recalls. "I d...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, Pop, Michigan, Premiere, Los Lobos, Wolf, Ian, Peter Gabriel, Guerra, I am casting, Progressive pop, Ian Schreier Sarah Shook, Carnival Barkers


Soweto Gospel Choir Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Someone who is only familiar with the solemn religious services of Catholicism or Orthodox Judaism might well be taken aback to visit a gospel church service, where the singing and clapping can be as celebratory and roof-raising as any party.The gospel tradition is one that celebrates life and brings comfort and joy to those who worship within it. While American gospel music has become – via Ray Charles and others – a feedstock for popular music and as familiar as rock 'n' roll, on the other...
Tags: Music, Review, Africa, Paul Simon, America, Ireland, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, World Music, Pixar, Music Review, Leonard Cohen, Gospel, Ray Charles, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cohen


Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
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Bob Freedman (1934-2019)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 94. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader  and an avid email correspondent, especially when I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relayed to Bi...
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‘Missing Link’ Trailer: Zach Galifianakis is a Bigfoot Named Susan

LAIKA is at the top of their game when it comes to telling stories with stop-motion animation, so we’re excited for whatever they’re cooking up next. This year the animation studio has quite the ambitious adventure that will take us across the world with a Bigfoot named Susan. Missing Link follows the last remaining Bigfoot of his kind (Zach Galifianakis) as he strikes a deal with explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to find his Yeti cousins in the valley of Shangri-La. It’s a journey that ...
Tags: Movies, Paul Simon, Animation, Wes Anderson, Hugh-Jackman, David Walliams, Movie Trailers, Zach Galifianakis, Susan, Shangri La, Chris Butler, Laika, Travis Knight, Adelina, Missing Link, Lionel Frost


Watch Paul Simon Reimagine A Couple Of His Old Songs On Colbert

Back in September, Paul Simon played a big farewell show in his Queens hometown. But while Simon may be done with touring, he is decidedly not done with getting up in front of people and playing music. In October, Simon performed on SNL for the ninth time, the most anyone has ever played … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Paul Simon, Queens, Colbert, Simon, Jon Batiste And Stay Human, yMusic


Betty Buckley relishes starring in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ which comes to Southern California for 4 weeks

Not just anyone can step into the role of fast-talking, charismatic agent of ardor, Dolly Gallagher Levi from Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” It became a classic musical in 1964 when “Hello, Dolly!”, starring the late Carol Channing, premiered on Broadway. Pearl Bailey took over the role, and in 1969 Barbra Streisand immortalized it on the big screen. And then there’s Bette Midler, a natural fit for brassy Dolly, who owned the part in the 2017 Broadway revival, winning one of the show’s four...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Amc, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Broadway, Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford, Bette Midler, Rufus Wainwright, Southern California, Tony, Dolly Levi


Alexander: Who’s next to go? Grading the jobs being done by SoCal coaches

There are, amazingly, those in this country who still believe L.A. is some kind of laid-back sports paradise, where folks arrive late and leave early and there’s no pressure on players or coaches to succeed. Obviously, those people (a) don’t live here, (b) don’t follow SoCal’s teams, and (c) likewise don’t follow any SoCal fans on social media. If they did, they’d know better. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. True, we...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, NFL, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Queens, Kings, Ncaa, Lebron James, NHL, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, James


Charleston Gospel Choir: Tribute to Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul and Gospel Sat Apr 13

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin January 15, 2019 —Charleston SC — The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2019 spring performance entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dun...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Religion, Paul Simon, Jesus, Jason, Charleston, Franklin, Charleston SC, Ghana West Africa, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir, Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir Spring, Charleston Gospel Choir Now, Paris London Rome Prague, Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul


Watch St. Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, & More Perform At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors program aired on television last night, though it was filmed earlier this month, and the 2018 recipients of the title included Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Cher Wayne Shorter, and the creative team behind Hamilton, which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler. A number of famous people were … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paul Simon, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center Honors, St. Vincent, Hamilton, Adam Lambert, Philip Glass, Lin-manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, Angelique Kidjo, Wayne Shorter


Man Who Just Made Record-Breaking Antarctica Trek Got A Call From Paul Simon Midway Through

Colin O'Brady recently became the first person ever to cross Antarctica from coast to coast alone and without the help of wind. The journey took 54 days and spanned over 900 miles. During the trek, you'd assume that one would need to listen to a lot of stuff to pass the time, and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Paul Simon, Antarctica, Colin O Brady, Paul Simon Midway Through


Robert Christgau's 'Is It Still Good to Ya?'

Everyone who thinks and writes about pop music with a critical ear -- whether they produce 100-word blurbs or 3,000-word opuses, whether they write for established media brands or self-publish online, whether they're paid in all the promo copies they can stand or receive some amount of actual cash -- owes a debt to Robert Christgau. Much as Pauline Kael did for film, Christgau champions and popularizes the practice of taking rock 'n' roll seriously. Not as in "this is high art that's good for yo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, England, Review, Paul Simon, Book Review, Senegal, Village Voice, Richard Thompson, Voice, R Kelly, Steve Horowitz, Barnes, Fela Kuti, Cote, Greg Tate


Scorpio Amputates But How Would You Prefer Your Lover Leave You?

Paul Simon says there are 50 ways to leave your lover, so pick one. What’s The Deal With Scorpio Freezing You Out, Or Amputating? Why Is Scorpio Vilified For Doing The Same Thing The Rest Of The Zodiac Does? … Read More... Continue reading Scorpio Amputates But How Would You Prefer Your Lover Leave You? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Videos, Love, Paul Simon, Dating, Scorpio, Astrology, Gaslighting, Relating


My Brightest Diamond Launches a Champagne Supernova with Her New Album

None Speaking to PopMatters from Lyon halfway through a European tour, the woman behind the genre-defying project My Brightest Diamond, Shara Nova, gives a little insight into the hard work that goes into a My Brightest Diamond tour. "I'm the standard keeper so when you're the standard keeper you have to make sure that your ship shape, you know, I'm checking the boiler, I'm making sure the gas tank is filled. I make sure that the service in the restaurant is done at a high standard. I'm out h...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Paul Simon, Gorillaz, Teeth, Lyon, Anthony, Kanye, Nova, Kahn, PAUL, My Brightest Diamond, Indie Rock, Shara, Shara Nova


Trump Again Skips Kennedy Center Honors, Ceremony Focuses On Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night’s ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. The night kicked off with an extended standing ovation in Bush’s memory at the request of hostess Gloria Estefan....
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Norman Lear, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, Iran, Ap, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Argentina, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center, Clarkson, Whoopi Goldberg